This is how 2016 began and ended

By: Gabriela Yareliz I started off the year feeling like I was punched several times in the stomach and knocked to my knees to cough up blood. I didn’t say much at the time because my goal is to always uplift. So, because I write the blog mainly for myself (it’s my self reflection), IContinue reading “This is how 2016 began and ended”

Reflections Before Bedtime #94

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a good thing my heart is stubborn. It’s also a bit like snow. It can be tough; it can be soft; and it melts in inevitable¬†warmth. It sparkles. It glows. Magic. It’s a good thing I befriend people by force. Before they know it, I have come into their lives andContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #94”

How Many Kings?

By: Gabriela Yareliz Oftentimes, we feel alone in our wandering through this human journey– alone in that we feel God doesn’t understand our pain or our struggles. We see God as distant, far– and yet, this season reminds us that God left His throne to assume flesh. He became man and faced our nature andContinue reading “How Many Kings?”

Compatibility

[Image from Tumblr] “Our culture has really fallen for this idea that compatibility is this thing you find or this thing you test for– and that’s just not true. Compatibility is something you create. You learn to enjoy one another; you learn to be compatible. […] Character trumps compatibility; compatibility flows from your character.” PastorContinue reading “Compatibility”

Truth Commission

By: Gabriela Yareliz In my study of human rights, few things fascinated me as much as truth commissions, also known as reconciliation commissions. They are known as commissions (and essentially tribunals) that look at and investigate wrongdoing by governments and individual actors in situations like civil wars, genocide and mass atrocities. To be honest, oftenContinue reading “Truth Commission”